Gather
Gather

Gather

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gatherboston.com/
  • Phone: 6179827220
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday -Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm (late night menu until 1:00am)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Dennis Wilson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Seaport Boulevard
  • Public Transit: Silver Line: Courthouse Station 15 minute walk from South Station
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Meter parking throughout Seaport Square as well as lot parking for $15-17.
A word from Gather
Gather is a full service restaurant and bar adjacent to District Hall that serves a menu of affordable, fresh, and inventive dishes inspired by modern-American cuisine. Located in Boston's fast-growing Seaport District, Gather offers guests a bright and airy space with a comfortable and energetic atmosphere for friends, co-workers and more to come together. The bar serves delicious cocktails, local craft beers and a wide selection of wines by the glass and bottle. Gather will serve lunch and dinner daily, with menus featuring creative and inventive dishes inspired by modern American cuisine. Worldly dishes will be alongside today’s standards such as chicken and waffles, flatbread pizza and cheeseburgers. The menu will feature snacks, fresh local seafood, entree salads and daily specials.
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Gather reviews from OpenTable diners
180 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (96)scenic view (72)good for groups (55)fit for foodies (51)vibrant bar scene (50)neighborhood gem (48)great for lunch (44)hot spot (43)late-night find (20)special occasion (13)great for brunch (9)romantic (9)kid-friendly (5)notable wine list (4)Show More
  • Saturday night
    CrystalW
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The view was great along with the decor and ambiance. Arriving around 6PM, the restaurant and bar was relatively empty with a few at the bar and eating dinner. I also noticed two large parties (10+?). The tables are long and thus very accommodating for larger parties. The food was also amazing. The salmon was tender and the tuna tartare was not overdone like most I've had.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night out with friends
    boston
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Drinks were great! Food was yummy. Great for a group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place to Eat/Drink/Gather
    EllDee
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Loved this place! We had the duck tacos, chicken and waffle bites, jambalaya and the salad with lobster. All were just scrumptious! Would definitely go back. Our server was terrific; she was very friendly, attentive and on top of things. Quick drink refills and the food came out very quickly. We were there on a Friday night at 5:30. Bar was hoppin! Beautiful view and convenient parking. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We went with a group of 6 people for lunch and everyone enjoyed their meal very much. Our waitress was friendly and efficient. I would reccomend Gather to friends and co-workers. I definitely plan to make another visit.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great surprise!
    biggdadddy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    after surveying the list of restaurants in the seaport area I chose gather for the availability of seating for four people at a specific time and I was quickly accommodated. the food was excellent especially the skirt steak which was cooked perfectly. food delivery took a tad longer than expected but we had budgeted our time correctly and the scenery and activity in the area made our time fly by. I have already and will continue to recommend gather!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than expected!
    RBNYCVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    A friend told me that the restaurant was "good" but not memorable. I disagree. Great service, great, interesting and very tasty menu, and loved the ambiance. Wish it was right on the water and stay away from prime time at the bar - that is when you can't hear yourself think!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice night out on the patio
    DrGreen
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Good food, nice drinks, decent service... Outside during the summer is where it's at.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So much potential
    abc123
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I was really excited to go here, and I left feeling like everything was just below where I expected it to be. We weren't greeted by the hostess outside, so we just assumed we had to go inside. Once in there, it was really cold and very loud, so we moved outside. They gave us a different app than we ordered, so the correct app came out with our food. The salad was pretty good but not exceptional. I would possibly try this place once more time to see if this was all a fluke, but I wouldn't recommend it now.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Casual Spot
    HightowerPower
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I took my wife there for her birthday because neither of us had been there and the rest of the Seaport was really old hat at this point. Gather is a really cool spot and also a unique one. Sort of a work space/cafe/bar scene in there and that was tough to figure out. It's really more of a place to go after work or just with a group of friends for drinks and apps. The entree menu is thin and falls short of the quality on their appetizer and salad options. I really like the spot however. It's just not a "dinner" restaurant. I'll definitely go back for the Nantucket Mules, ceviche, duck tacos, and homemade chips and dip.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • duck tacos
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The duck tacos are really good - could be an appetizer or entree. Great service and close to the convention center.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unsophisticated restaurant
    AlpoVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Poor service, poor attitude, impossible parking, uninteresting menu. It is obvious the owner is NOT in the store!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just Right
    JBEXP1
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    While the Boston Seaport has become a destination full of new restaurants, they have differentiate themselves, in many cases, by being bigger, flashier, louder or just more then their rivals. Enter Gather. The food is not only creative and tasty but the presentation is attractive and simple. The place was full but you never felt rushed or overwhelmed. Service was attentive without being hovering and our server was knowledgeable about both the bar and food offerings. Certainlly on this night Gather was just right.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun
    Carol
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We went to Gather to celebrate my daughter's 21st birthday. The service and food was excellent but the atmosphere was definitely different than any other place I've been to. The décor reminded me of an episode of "Design on a Dime". It wasn't bad, just very different. I can't say enough about the food and service. There were 8 of us and we all had a great time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice outdoor seating
    FrenchFan
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The chicken and waffles appetizer was delicious. Great location for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I had heard about Gather from an episode of Phantom Gourmet. I was curious about the dinning experience, but raring to try the food. We had a group of 6 celebrating a birthday. The waitress was great and the food was Excellent. I will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and view
    SoSo
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    A romantic patio provides views of the water while you munch on great appetizers, such as the delicious grilled octopus with aioli. The service is a bit slow, so don't go if you are in a rush. But the ambiance is so magnificent that the poor service can be overlooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beat expectations!
    Gather
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Tried to get reservations at legal Harborside and couldn't get in. So we decided to go to Gather and I was very impressed. The margarita was super spicy and delicious. My wife got the Mojito and enjoyed it as well. We got the octopus which was absolutely amazing. Super tender and per extra cooked, you need to try this. We also got duck tacos which were good, but very messy. You need to wear a bib. The lobster roll was humongous and delicious. The seafood jambalaya was okay, you are better off getting the lobster roll. This place is definitely worth a try.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Apathetic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Got the feeling no one wanted to be here working. The bar tender was not friendly and smacking gum. She was not engaging at all. The "special" tasted like it was a frozen meal out the freezer and warmed in a microwave. Doubt gather will be here long
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  • A place to atleast try once
    Noogie
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Gather is a place to check out for its aesthetically pleasing interior decor (the hanging light fixtures), some of its mixed drink and dish offerings, and outdoor seating (a street away from the actual harbor - still a great view though). I recommend the Boom Boom Shrimp as a starter and their firey margarita, the Picante. I made a mistake of getting a pasta dish (Pasta & Pesto), but it was still good. After my first visit, I would recommend visiting Gather at least once for a drink/cocktail, or starters before your dinner reservation. I plan to try out its Sunday brunch menu as I think this will be a great brunch place for a warm and sunny afternoon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great octopus
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Loved the grilled octopus and cocktails. I also ate a salad and pasta that was not so great and very expensive. It was hard to get the waitress attention as she was attending too many tables. The outdoor seating was great as we had a view of the ocean.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Comfort Food
    DeeC
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I have been there twice now and I have really enjoyed the ceviche with the accompaniment of lotus root chips, salsa and guacamole.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • surprisingly good!
    mrstibsVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I didn't know anything about Gather but was looking for something in the neighborhood and thought we'd try something new. I had the cod which was delicious and my friends had the seviche and salmon. We all really enjoyed our experience. I would probably have given it a higher rating on ambiance if it hadn't been so warm. It was a really hot night and on the way out we noticed that the door near where we were sitting was open so the A/C was not working to its fullest.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Underwhelmed
    MGH1
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    If you want a nice view, might as well go to a place on the other side of the street. Nothing special about cocktail or wine list but it wasn't disappointing either. Lobster roll was good, fruit + cheese plate below par. Our server was very nice and attentive.
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  • Great Casual Dining
    spoiledboy
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Location is great for outdoor dining and the food is casual yet creative. A great deal in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We were going to a show in that area....starting the day before I tried to get reservations and there was no availability in any of the restaurants closer to the Blue Hills Pavilion. I found Gather in a final search on Open Table. I'm so glad I found it. It has plenty of availability but wasn't completely empty. We had a nice outside table with a great view of the bay. Dinner was perfectly prepared to our liking, priced reasonably (for that area), and the drinks were top notch. We ended up spending over 2 hours there with friends. Would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Curt
    Curt
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Enjoy the atmosphere in the innovation district. This time remarkable improvement on service. Staff very friendly! Pasto was great, tacos my daughter had were delicious, more people mid age and up should come down and take advantage of the young and vibrant and innovative atmosphere at District Hall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gather dining/great experience
    great
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    had a great night of outdoor dining w/ friends - Annie our waitress enhanced the experience - food/service/ambiance was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved Gather!
    VCBoston
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great food, service, menu and ambience! Cannot wait to get back!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • Oscar Meyer Was Here
    ICouldEatVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Great cocktails, so-so lunch. I've been here for after-work drinks and the bar is lively and fun. I took a colleague to lunch, however, and was underwhelmed. I ordered the turkey club and what I got for meat was the thin slices you get from a cheap package at the supermarket. Service was very good but I think I will stick to drinks from here on out.
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  • Food was ok
    Avon25
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Do not get the sangria. It was worst I've ever had - basically watered down cheap wine with little fruit and no sweetness.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A nice place to gather
    Nooshejan
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great outdoor seating area with a good selection of beers. Better suited for drinks and apps than entrees
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfectly Adequate
    Aimee
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    My girlfriend and I dined at Gather prior to attending a Cirque du Soleil performance. We found it clean, the staff attentive, and the food was adequate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mostly good
    trainerVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    First visit. A bit noisy with not great acoustics. Most meals in our party of 6 were fine. Steak was overcooked and somewhat small. Turkey club was average, not offered a choice of bread. Jambalaya was very tasty, good portion. Lobster roll good. Server pleasant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • more professional service
    Curt
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    the waitress thought you put olives in gin & tonics. requests for additional plates, set up ignored and forgotten. shrimp breading was watery, like it was done! nice servers but too inexperienced at these prices
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HowieVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Not great. Good for some bar bites, sandwiches, and that clam chowder. Not so much for the full meals. Nice location and cool dining room + outdoors
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch Spot
    TamieL
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I sat outside in this instance that I went to Gather. The service was great as usual. the outdoor seating faces the waterfront/Boston Harbor. I had a light lunch (mango cucumber salad) since it was 88 degrees out but it was filling and well presented. Definitely a convenient place to get quick lunch, be outside and get back to work without a wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great casual dining
    Wfearley
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Our table was ready for us. The steamers were very good and hot. The lobster salad and the scrod were perfect. The service was excellent.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • westofboston
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Restaurant is VERY loud - could not hear my friends on the other side of the table. 2 tables were moved together and were not even, so we had to be aware not to spill our drinks. Food was very, very average. Would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. Needs lots of improvements.
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  • Good lunch; noisy surroundings
    MayorSales
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Lunch salad was very good and others enjoyed their dishes. Good outdoor setup to enjoy a nice sunny day. The problem is that Northern Avenue at lunch on a weekday is a mess of dump trucks, seafood delivery trucks and other very loud vehicles that rumble by and force you to stop the conversation until they pass. Not sure there is anything Gather can do to solve this but if you are looking for a peaceful lunch this might not be the spot
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • eh
    anyoung
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    while the location and view were excellent and the decor romantic, the food was really mediocre. there are so many better restaurants in south boston and especially in that area. maybe better to grab a drink there and move on elsewhere for dinner. we had the short rib mashed potato pizza and the short rib meat was so dry it tasted like inorganic material, i had to pick it all off. ink squid pasta was also poorly cooked and really underwhelming.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate